If you’re looking for the perfect commuter bike
I’m not a cyclist, nor do I ride my bike a lot, but I’ve always wanted to get one of those cool Ortlieb bike pannier bags that you
I imagined it would come in handy if I ever needed to run to the grocery store on my bike. I could simply throw my groceries into the pannier
I came close to buying one until I saw the price, and that’s when reality set in.
I couldn’t justify spending a couple of hundred dollars on a pair of bike pannier bags that I might use for the occasional one-off trips to the grocery store. Maybe I could if I thought I could use them in non-bike scenarios like as a
A bike pannier
bag for the professional who cycles to work?
Flash forward a few years- my husband gets a new job where he will commute to work on his bike a couple of times a week, and I thought, “finally, we can get one of those amazing bike panniers for him to put his work stuff in.”
He could carry everything he needed to bring to the office in his pannier
I started researching and realized that a classic bike pannier might not be the best solution for my husband to commute to work after all. Damn.
Bike panniers are essentially thick, large plastic bags that you fill and stuff similar to how you might pack your backpack. My husband would essentially have to throw everything into the bike pannier
His clothes would get wrinkled, and any work documents he put in there might get crushed. Smaller items like his
What my husband needed was a computer
Well, guess what! A convertible
garment pannier bag exists.
A company called “Two Way Gear” has created a
It’s a convertible garment
Here are all of the features I love about this versatile
garment pannier bike bag
It’s a waterproof garment
It’s big, and it holds a lot of stuff, including your laptop
You can easily pack 3 to 5 garments and keeps them relatively wrinkle-free. You can also fit a towel, a work folder and a 15-inch laptop and accessories.
It has really deep exterior pockets where you can easily pack a pair of shoes, lunch, toiletries, and bike maintenance tools.
Six utility loops to hook things
There are several loops attached to the zippers where you can clip lights for extra visibility at night. If you have a spare carabineer, you can clip on a
It’s reflective for night visibility:
There are some reflective accents on the side of the
bag looks like professional luggage:
You can use it as
carry on bag:
Flying with a garment
Mounts to any standard bike rack.
It’s well made:
When you touch and hold the thick heavy material and stitching down to the zippers, you know it’s well constructed. You can tell the designers tried to think of every little detail a professional cycle commuter might want or need in a
The company also lets you try the
It has a two-year limited warranty that guarantees your
The two-wheel pannier garment bike
So there you have it—my review on the perfect